Show Business: The New Shows

CBS and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this month will present a show on which a machine will demonstrate its ability to write TV westerns. Viewers watching the new TV series may be convinced, much of the time, that the machine is already at work. Among the latest arrivals, including some notable exceptions to the machine-tooled mediocrity:

The Tom Ewell Show (CBS) leads a relentless parade of situation comedies, all designed to show that American family life is as cute as a freckle on a five-year-old. The show, which might also be titled Father Knows Nothing, presents the comic with the excavated...

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